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Walmart?

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/18/2013 - 4:36 PM

just got this email from a fellow artist here. Asked him to send a link because I have no idea what he is talking about. anyone know how to find what he's talking about?


" Dear Leah,

How did you get your work on Walmart's website. It's most interesting. Any info would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Dale "


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Posted by: Michelle Calkins on 01/18/2013 - 4:45 PM

I don't see your work there~

At least not under your name...

Maybe he's seeing those side ads?

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/18/2013 - 4:47 PM

maybe, It just might be connected to FAA, but thought it could be possible that images might have been taken in China and sold as prints to walmart, it has happened before to me with a different company stealing my images

 

Posted by: Barbara Moignard on 01/18/2013 - 5:35 PM

If you do a search here for Walmart your Lemon Head shows up. Walmart seems to be one of your keywords. Any connection?

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/18/2013 - 5:37 PM

to be honest, i just can't imagine really any of your stuff ending up in walmart. it's hits a certain interest group. i can only imagine they saw an ad for this place and saw your stuff on that. if he really did see it, ask him which image it was.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Lynn Palmer on 01/18/2013 - 5:45 PM

You should be so lucky, if they really have your images you should be able to get some good money out of it.

 

Posted by: Roseann Caputo on 01/18/2013 - 6:24 PM

Do you use Tin Eye? A search there might be helpful.

 

Posted by: Roseann Caputo on 01/18/2013 - 6:37 PM

This piece here: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Trademark-Art-Flight-of-the-Eagle-Canvas-Art-by-Lois-Bryan/19499332

Looks a lot like this:

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Now, I'm not saying anyone appropriated anything. It's possible she licensed the image.

 

Posted by: Rose Santuci-Sofranko on 01/18/2013 - 8:40 PM

Wow...Roseann...yep, that's Lois' on their website!

 

Posted by: Roseann Caputo on 01/18/2013 - 8:41 PM

I don't know if she visits the discussions or not.

 

Posted by: Nicholas Evans on 01/18/2013 - 8:42 PM

To get anything connecte to Wally World is hard.

 

Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 01/18/2013 - 8:45 PM

Yeah a buddy of mine looked into getting an invention that he has out on the market into a Wallie World and they have a detailed calculation method of what they will and will not carry.

 

Posted by: Rose Art on 01/18/2013 - 8:46 PM

You should be so Lucky? What ever they want they will take more or less for free.

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 8:48 PM

I will message her, she is not on the forum here much. It DOES have her name on it on wallyworlds site though, so she MAY have a license.

Either stolen or licensed I would love to have art at Walmart. A buck apiece for a few thousand images = a lot, and settling a lawsuit with Wally-deep-pockets-world would work fine too.

 

Posted by: Roseann Caputo on 01/18/2013 - 8:51 PM

JC - Did you check for your stuff? You have some quality shots and work that they might want.

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 8:54 PM

I have no idea where I would start there

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 8:56 PM

OK, I figured it out. They do not have mine....

They do have a LOT of Lois's work though, so she is probably licensed with them.

 

Posted by: Roseann Caputo on 01/18/2013 - 8:56 PM

How I founded Lois' image was I started here: http://www.walmart.com/cp/1045881?povid=cat133012-env444056-moduleA121312-lLinkLHN1Art_WallDecor&fromPageCatId=133012&catNavId=133012

Went to the first section, changed it to show up to 60 images and then just started flipping through until I saw something that looked familiar.

 

Posted by: Catherine Howard on 01/18/2013 - 8:58 PM

If you google walmart canvas prints... this is the first one that comes up...

http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/walmart/canvas+prints

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 9:00 PM

I am not dead sure I want to sell a 48 inch canvas for 97 bucks though. IF they put it in stores, maybe. Online, I am not sure even Wallyworld would move enough to make up the difference in potential $/image....

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 01/18/2013 - 9:00 PM

The map guys stuff is on there.

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 9:01 PM

But that is FAA with a Walmart tag

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 01/18/2013 - 9:01 PM

There is so far a lot of stuff that looks familiar to the art sold here. Not sure who the artists all are but looks very much like here.

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/18/2013 - 9:02 PM

Yes it was Lemon head Barbara, I still am trying to figure it out, didn't think FAA would be connected to Walmart

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 01/18/2013 - 9:03 PM

Lois' Bear is on there too.

Edit....Pat Saunders-White has work on there as well

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 9:06 PM

Lois has 211 images on there.

Leah has none according to walmart's internal search

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Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 10:12 PM

Amazon = GOOD

Hey, it is a 15% markup over the straight FAA price and people BUY it and I STILL get my royalty.

Amazon is a GOOD thing.

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/18/2013 - 10:12 PM

Yes Lar we are all on Amazon

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/18/2013 - 10:12 PM

amazon is a good thing, walmart is an odd thing, and ebay, is a strange thing - especially to use as a word.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 01/18/2013 - 10:19 PM

Heck Mike not just ebay do a search for the term moron.

 

Posted by: Shana Rowe on 01/18/2013 - 10:24 PM

I don't think I am on Amazon yet, I can't seem to find my stuff there, is he done putting everyone on there or is it still a work in progress?

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 10:24 PM

Then there is the Peter Lik tag...

 

Posted by: Shana Rowe on 01/18/2013 - 10:25 PM

I don't think I am on Amazon yet, I can't seem to find my stuff there, is he done putting everyone on there or is it still a work in progress?

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/18/2013 - 10:29 PM

Shana google your name, it should come up if you have work on amazon, if you don't see it maybe they are still adding more. I have had stuff on there maybe a year or close

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 01/18/2013 - 10:33 PM

It is a work in progress Shana. It takes a while to get it all there. (You are not yet BTW.)

Only about half my FAA images are on there but there is more there now than a month ago.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/18/2013 - 10:35 PM

it's nice to corner the moron market. i wonder how many sales they get that way.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 01/18/2013 - 10:36 PM

Shana just as Beth to sync you in if you are not there yet I think that still works.

Lois glad to here is is all good...keeping secrets huh? LOL well not anymore..

 

Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 01/18/2013 - 10:37 PM

Hey a moron is a moron is a moron ... hum how many times has someone accidentally typed in moron when looking for a piece of art.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/18/2013 - 10:37 PM

i'm about 50 shy on amazon, and oddly i have stuff from zazzle? odd.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 01/18/2013 - 10:37 PM

Beth will sync you to have you guys up to date you just have to ask, Note sure if by thread or if you have to do the contact us ticket thing.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/18/2013 - 10:39 PM

there are a few in there i would ID as moron. the grand canyon wouldn't be one of those, unless they were walking the rim. and there are plenty like that if you go there. like the one guy who was worried about bus safety, but had no problem aligning his kids on the very edge of the canyon... that one i would label moron.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Rose Santuci-Sofranko on 01/18/2013 - 11:22 PM

Geez, if we all add "Walmart" to our keywords....can we get sold there? That's odd that it's in your keywords when you didn't put it there! Cue "Twilight Zone" music...maybe Sean or Beth will weigh in on why?

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/18/2013 - 11:44 PM

yep twilight zone Rose. I f I was t use it as a keyword it would have been on a more popular image than Lemon head, don't know how it got there. There have been many weird things on this site that are unexplainable lately.

 

Posted by: Shana Rowe on 01/19/2013 - 9:51 AM

It is very strange, I wonder how many times the keyword thing has happened. I wonder if there are any other weird keywords that end up connected to peoples work with out them putting them there?

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/19/2013 - 9:55 AM

Yes I wonder Shana, it is very strange. I guess it can happen though like how my price's got changed on my prints and one sold for cheap and Sean made up the difference saying there was a tech glitch of some sort that might have happened.

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 01/19/2013 - 10:01 AM

Well if they are ones like that that do not fit and fall under the spam title and they just appeared and you find that out

you want to remove them as if is looks like spam and it is reported you can have all of your tags stripped from the

piece according to a thread some time ago that Beth mentioned. But not sure how many report those. Anyone that

searched for things finds pages of spam and you could waste all your life reporting it. Sad tho when someone has

done it on purpose. But for a tag that just pops in on it's own in a glitch that would make me mad. Even tho nothing

we could do other that just to remove it once we did find out... but it still looks bad until removed.

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/19/2013 - 10:05 AM

It would be interesting to ask some of the artist's that have popped up with the same keyword if they know it's even in there and if they put it in on purpose or if the same thing happened to them.

 

Posted by: Roger Swezey on 01/19/2013 - 10:22 AM

Leah,

I must confess that I didn't go through all in the BIG SKIP...so, if what I'm saying, was mentioned before, please excuse me.

You have "Walmart" as a tag on your great painting, "Lemon Head"

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/19/2013 - 10:27 AM

Yes Roger, found that out after someone mentioned it after they looked at my tags. If I had put it there I wouldn't have started this thread. The mystery is how did it get there, I hate walmart. I also wonder was it put there for a reason by FAA as an experiment like someone mentioned here. If so I am reluctant to remove it then. So it's kind of a weird situation. I am glad that fellow FAA member emailed me asking why my work came under walmart though, or I would have never known.

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 01/19/2013 - 10:44 AM

Have you contacted support to ask? I would if you did not put it there Sean needs to know.

He may not have seen this thread and the best way is the 'contact us' ticket thing.

I do not see FAA adding spam tags even as a test. That would be against what they tell us to do.

 

Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 01/19/2013 - 10:57 AM

I was going to do it later if I can find where the support link is. I thought Beth would have chimed in, if she knew anything. I don't think FAA would add a spam tag but what if they are experimenting with W like other places, like amazon, that's what I was thinking

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/19/2013 - 11:05 AM

contact is under about - and from there tech support.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Angel Ortiz on 01/19/2013 - 11:12 AM

sounds great Leah

 

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